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Important information regarding the COVID-19 virus and Michener operations

Dear Students and Colleagues, Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the unprecedented situation surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. We hope that you and your family are keeping well during this uncertain time. We have a few important updates to share, as well as reminders about previous changes. Please note…

‘It’s a real tangible chance to make a difference with our skills’

When the call came, Ryan Wybenga and his colleagues were eager to help. As the volume of testing of COVID-19 swabs overwhelmed the capacity of Public Health Ontario labs, Ryan’s Shared Hospital Lab (SHL), where about 80 per cent of the core molecular team are graduates of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, was…

Michener incorporates Artificial Intelligence into Foot Care program

According to Diabetes Canada, the amputation of a lower limb occurs in Ontario once every four hours, and according to Wounds Canada, 85 per cent of amputations from diabetic foot wounds are preventable. In an effort to improve this statistic, foot health professionals are seeking better ways to improve the accuracy and efficiency of wound…

Michener grad manages blood transfusion lifeline

As the blood transfusion laboratory manager at UHN, Alioska Escorcia faces a litany of daily challenges including high patient volumes, emergency cases, occasional blood shortages and always tight timelines. But the Michener alumna is taking it all in stride. “I am constantly learning new things and building on the knowledge that I have,” she says.…

Alumni Association Board Update

Hello, Michener alumni. I hope you’re having a great start to 2020. The Alumni Association has already met once since the new year and we are working to bring you the experience you want. At our first meeting of the year, we were pleased to have two new members join our board as student representatives,…

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